Sydney Speech & Language Centre provides assessment and therapy that is individualised to support your child's speech, language and communication development.
Sydney Speech & Language Centre highly values a multidisciplinary approach to supporting children and adolescents. Consultation with Clinical Psychologists, Paediatricians, Occupational Therapists, and Educational professionals is paramount to effective support and intervention. Sydney Speech & Language Centre currently forms part of a consortium with Psychmatters in nearby Concord to provide services to children who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. These services are funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS).
Providing family and teacher support in order to assist children with communication difficulties is a high priority for Sydney Speech & Language Centre. Speech pathologists at the centre believe in helping and supporting children and their families reach their personal learning potentials and goals.
Speech Pathologist and Practice Owner - Jacqueline McCarty
Jacqueline has been practicing in the inner west since 2006 and has been working as a Speech Pathologist for over ten years. As a speech pathologist who is also a mother, she is passionate about working with children and their families to reach the best possible outcomes.
Jacqueline is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science, Speech Pathology and a Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics. Jacqueline is a Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist. She is also trained in the Lidcombe Programme and Multilit Program. She has also worked as a Professional Practice Educator with the Australian Catholic University.
Jacqueline’s clinical expertise includes extensive experience working with children from 1 to 18 years of age, who have difficulties developing the skills necessary for speech and language development. She has experience working with children with hearing impairment, Downs’ Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jacqueline has worked in a variety of settings, including community health, tertiary health, government, catholic and private schools; as well as private practice. Her specialty interests include working with children with learning and literacy difficulties as well as those with significant articulation and phonological difficulties.
Speech Pathologist - Eliana Bartolomei
Eliana is a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Eliana holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology and is a certified Orofacial Myologist.
Eliana's clinical expertise includes working with children with speech, language and literacy difficulties. She has also had extensive experience working with children and adults who present with weak oro-facial muscles, incorrect tongue resting posture and an incorrect swallowing pattern (tongue thrust). This is a particular area of interest for Eliana. She has worked in a variety of settings including schools, private practice and orthodontic clinics.
Speech Pathologist – Sally Wales
Sally is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (UK). Sally is a Hanen certified Speech Pathologist and is trained in Key Word Sign and PECS. Sally has also completed the Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Program in London.
Sally's extensive clinical experience includes working with children with dyspraxia as well as children with difficulties in developing speech sounds and functional literacy. Sally has worked in many clinical settings in both the public and private sectors.
Sally has worked extensively within multi-disciplinary teams and believes passionately in the need to work very closely with parents, families, teachers and other health professionals. Sally's special areas of interest include working with children with delays in speech sounds and literacy development. Sally has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Speech Pathologist – Charlotte Sleiman
Charlotte is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences (Macquarie University), and a Masters of Speech Language Pathology (The University of Sydney).
Charlotte’s clinical experience includes working with children who have difficulties with speech sound development, language, fluency (stuttering) and literacy. She enjoys collaborating closely with parents, teachers and other professionals, in order to attain the best possible outcomes from therapy intervention.
Charlotte is a fluent speaker of Arabic. She has had exposure to the provision of Speech Pathology services within a school based setting, private practice, community health and in hospitals. Her areas of interest include working with children who have literacy difficulties, as well as including speech and language difficulties.
Our receptionists, Diane and Natalie, are both dedicated to supporting the families and staff in ensuring all queries, payments and appointments are organised in a friendly, timely and efficient manner.